There really is something to the saying ;
"Another child is every child's favourite toy".
Intrinsically, children are adventurous, playful, curious and imaginative.
They are also drawn to nature.
So for me there is no question -
Nature and the Child ARE one.
It stands to reason then, that a group of children, permitted to freely explore in the bush, will have a wonderful time.
All of these photos were taken on a recent walk.
Four children, aged between 2 and 6 years.
We mamas chatted and observed from a distance.
Available for a cuddle when needed (or just wanted).
My camera was hardly noticed.
It's not nearly as interesting as discovering rainbow coloured stones nor dripping tree sap!
The children naturally knew to jump back when, on lifting a rock, a scorpion was discovered.
Knew to be gentle when they found clumps of moss.
They slowed down themselves, when running on gravel resulted in a slide out.
They chatted merrily, exclaimed vibrantly, concentrated thoroughly.
And all of this, was their own.